Kenya Ambassador to China Praises Agricultural Foreign Aid Training

DATE: 2018-10-10 SOURCE:农业农村部对外经济合作中心 VIEWS:

On July 21, the ‘2018 Kenya Seminar on Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Development and Management’ held by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and organized by the Foreign Economic Cooperation Center of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas, was successfully opened in Beijing. 21 officials from the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Department of the Republic of Kenya participated in the research activities. On July 27, at the invitation of the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in China, all the participants went to the embassy to exchange ideas and were received by ambassador Michael Ken Yanju

During the meeting, Mr. Michael warmly welcomed the visit of all the members and the project organizer, thanked the Chinese government for the training opportunities and praised the careful arrangement and hard work of the foreign aid training courses for agriculture. Mr. Michael pointed out that in the four decades of China’s reform and opening, due to constantly exploration and promotion, China gradually formed a path that suited its national conditions, moved from a closed and semi-closed situation to an all-round opening up, and has made remarkable achievements. The development experience of China is worth learning for Kenya. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kenya and China in 1963, bilateral relations have been developing steadily, and China has helped Kenya in numerous projects.

Michael stressed that China is a huge market with a population of nearly 1.4 billion. The potential of agricultural trade cooperation between the two countries is enormous. Matching the supply and demand between the two sides and actively promoting Kenya’s agricultural exports to the Chinese markets are essential; China has advanced agricultural production and agricultural machinery technological development, which can effectively promote Kenya's domestic agriculture; Chinese government provides Kenya with more than 100 scholarship places to study in China every year, as well as many seminars such as Kenya's agricultural and animal husbandry development and management, hoping to make full use of the valuable opportunities offered by China to cultivate human resources for national development. Finally, Michael shared his experience in China and hoped that China and Kenya would further strengthen bilateral communication and cooperation in human resources development, enhance the cooperation, and write a new chapter in their friendship.

The participants unanimously agreed that this seminar on agriculture and animal husbandry is very meaningful and will cherish the opportunity to study in China, learn China's agricultural development experience and promote the two countries cooperation. All staff members of the Embassy in Republic of Kenya participated in the meeting.